The Scholarship Search/Apply

115 minutes

Students will achieve the following 
1. Learn how the different ways to search for scholarships and opportunities.
2. Understand that there are multiple ways and opportunities to finance a college education.
3. Get them excited about college.

1. Computer with Internet Access

1. Express to your students that a scholarship can be given for merit, special talents, socioeconomic level...etc.
2. Assign your students theses qualifications and challenge them to find a scholarship to match.
3. Ask students to share their findings with the class.
4. For day 2, ask the student to draft an application for the scholarship they think they are perfect for.

Examples of scholarship qualifications:
•    Women interested in science
•    Left handed students 
•    Women of color interested in engineering
•    Male Soccer players
•    Students interested in Performance Theater
•    Students with above a 3.5 GPA
•    Students of Pacific Islander Heritage
•    Students that have overcome a mental or physical disability
•    First in your family to attend college 
•    Students attending a private liberal arts school in Florida
•    Future Filmmakers

Scholarship search engines: 

1. What did you learn?
2. What interesting scholarship did you find?
3. What was easy about completing the application?
4. What was difficult?

College to Career…what does it take?

45 minutes

Students will achieve the following 
1. Learn what it takes to achieve different professions.
2. Make realistic decisions about a possible career path. 
3. Work effectively in pairs. 
4. Get excited about the possibility of college.

1. Computer with Internet Access
2. Pen or Pencil
3. Craft Materials

1. Pair students off in class
2. Have them discuss different career aspirations/dreams they have.
3. Invite a few students to share what they aspire to be in the future
4. Ask the students to choose one career and ask the student to chart the “career timeline” from high school graduation to finding a job. Make sure to include things like, internships, work experience, volunteer opportunities. 
5. Let the students know they can be creative as possible.

For Example:
Family Law Attorney  
→ Graduate from HS → Attend a 4-year college→ get accepted and attend law school (3 years)→ Get a certificate in family law→ pass the bar→ Obtain a job as family law attorney

1. Was this exercise helpful? 
2. What did you learn from activity?
3. Did this change your mind about a career path?

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